Stanford researchers whipped up quite a controversy 10 days ago with its study saying conventionally grown foods are (roughly) just as nutritious as organic. This article looks in critical detail not at the alleged conspiracy theories around funding, but the science itself.

It offered all the ingredients for a highly clickable news story: an elite university, a reputable scientific journal, surprising results and a conclusion that would be welcomed by many.

Read more at:


Lisa Aliferis

Lisa Aliferis is the founding editor of KQED's State of Health blog. Since 2011, she's been writing stories and editing them for the site. Before taking up blogging, she toiled for many years producing health stories for television, including Dateline NBC and San Francisco's CBS affiliate, KPIX-TV. She also wrote up a handy guide to the Affordable Care Act, especially for Californians. You can follow her on Twitter: @laliferis

Sponsored by

Become a KQED sponsor